CSE Residential Support Worker (Days or Nights)

St. Christopher's Fellowship
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CSE Residential Support Workers (Days or Nights) – West London

From £21,210 to £22,220, per annum, rising incrementally to £24,947 depending on Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent

40 hours per week, shift work

Join our cutting-edge Team of Residential Support Workers and make a difference to young women’s lives.

St Christopher’s Fellowship – Safe Steps is our specialist service for girls who are at risk of child sexual exploitation, gang involvement and drug related risks within the community.

St Christopher’s Approach

Using our holistic and multidisciplinary approach founded on the “heads, hearts, hands” principles of social pedagogy, you will be able to understand and address the impact of the abuse they have suffered and help them move on, whilst building positive relationships to develop self-esteem and skills to keep themselves safe.

We make sure our actions reflect our values. Working in this way allows us to build trust and empower people to do their best, whatever their role.

At St Christopher’s having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our Training Team, alongside the Home Managers, ensure that each member of staff has a detailed development plan that matches the work they do and equips them to be knowledgeable, creative, calm, supportive and confident in whatever situation comes their way.

About the Role

As a Children’s Residential Worker you will provide direct support and care for young females aged 12 to 17 years. Working within a social pedagogic framework, you will develop phased care plans aimed at building life skills, teaching young women to recognise risk and manage their own safety within the community. You will engage in intensive key working, with closely supervised activities and will be responsible for providing detailed reports and monitoring.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of working with Young People in a residential setting.
  • Ability to build genuine and trusting relationships with young people and encourage their independence.
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation and community based risks.
  • Enthusiasm and Energy to inspire and encourage young women to achieve great things.
  • Flexibility to undertake shift working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
What you should expect from us

  • Salary £21,210 to £22,220, depending on qualifications and experience, rising incrementally to £24,947 based on performance.
  • Industry Leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health, Social Pedagogy, Residential Practitioner plus mandatory training
  • Wide range of employee benefits, excellent contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers.
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services.
“That’s easy, it’s them innit. The staff. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know. They’re the ones who talk to you, make you smile, tell you what’s going on in the world, make you feel like someone is interested and they help you sort stuff out. I think about everything they have helped me do for myself, they have helped me learn. They make my life seem worthwhile”

"St Christopher’s Young People"

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher’s will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your on-line application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification. Please quote job reference number 12517 when submitting your application and the shift pattern (days or nights) you would be interested in.

Interview Date: 26th January 2018

All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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